Wednesday, March 12, 2008

God's Hall Of Fame

Have you ever thought about the kind of people God uses to do awesome things? A quick look at scripture reveals to us that he seldom picks the ones we would vote most likely to succeed. Take Abraham for instance. We don't know much about him prior to his initial God encounter, but this guy who became the "Father of many nations," had several hiccups along the way. Because he feared for his life, he lied twice and was willing to allow another man to sleep with his wife. Oh yeah, and remember his one night stand with Hagar? Then there's Moses. A man who seemed to have things working in his favor only to blow it one day by beating a man to death. What about David? An insignificant shepherd who had a moral failure after becoming king, and then conspired to kill the woman's husband. Gideon probably could have been classified as a wimp. Peter was known for foot in mouth disease, not to mention the whole denial of Jesus thing. James and John seemed to have a bit of a temper. And Paul, who you will recall persecuted Christians, called himself the chief of sinners.

Of course, there are more, but as I look at that list, it makes me realize that God can use anyone to accomplish great things for the kingdom. Yep, that means there is hope for all of us. All God needs is a willingness on our part to allow him to work through us. With that, God can do some incredible things. Scripture tells us that God is able to do above and beyond what we can ask or think through His power that works in us. So, regardless of who you are, where you've been, what you've done, you can bet God is eyeing you for greatness.

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